Catholic Community Foundation honors Harper, Garagiola

The Catholic Community Foundation honored Sharon Harper, president and CEO of Plaza Companies, as well as former major league baseball player Joe Garagiola April...

Violence in Latin America seen as a threat to US security

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- In a country that has seen more than 50,000 deaths in six years, it took the finding of 49 headless bodies,...

Catholics must accept Vatican II, including on Judaism, cardinal says

  ROME (CNS) -- The Catholic Church's relationship to Judaism as taught by the Second Vatican Council and the interpretations and developments of that teaching...

Georgetown criticized for having Sebelius speak at commencement event

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius delivered her remarks as scheduled May 18 at Georgetown University at an awards ceremony...

We are family: Pope to give Catholic families hope in troubled times

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Benedict XVI will meet with the world's families at a time when the institution of the family is under...

European scholars: Church could be player in solving economic crisis

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- While there is no roadmap to solving Europe's economic crisis, the Catholic Church -- with its history of serving the poor...

Work should help, not hinder, family life, pope says at audience

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Work obligations should not harm a person's family relationships but should provide support, giving couples the resources to have and...

Legionaries of Christ priest admits affair, removed from ministry

THORNWOOD, N.Y. (CNS) — A popular, telegenic Legionaries of Christ priest who has appeared over the years as a church analyst for CNN, CBS, ABC and Fox News has been removed from public ministry after admitting he had a relationship with a woman "a number of years ago" and fathered her child.

Xavier’s Young Vincentians revamp Phoenix home

They’re probably years away from owning a home, but 15 teenagers know firsthand the sacrifice required to maintain one. There’s sanding, painting, deep cleaning, moving...

Local families adopt special-needs kids from abroad

Heidi Czerkes has given birth to three sons, but with each pregnancy, complications arose. When she and her husband Mike, an obstetrician-gynecologist, wanted to...